Flood Problems In Klang To Reduce In Eight Months


KLANG, 22 Dec: Majority of water retention ponds in areas prone to flooding, is expected to be completed in eight months, whereas the largest water retention pond in Taman Sentosa is expected to be completed in a year.

The ponds that are expected to be completed in eight months are at Bandar Bayu Tinggi, Bandar Bayu Perdana, and Bandar Tengku Kelana. All of which are almost 80 percent complete.

Whereas, the 23 acre retention pond in Taman Sentosa will take more time because of its larger size.

The overall cost for these projects is RM5 million, said Dr Xavier Jayakumar, the Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and Caring Government Executive Councillor.

The construction of these water retention ponds involve agencies such as the Public Works Department (JKR), the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) as well as the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).

“We are prioritising Klang town first as this area is very prone to flooding.

“Once that is done, several other areas will be identified for constructing water retention ponds because it involves a complicated process,” he told reporters today after a meeting at the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) building.

Also present were the Acting President of MPK, Mohd Ikhsan Mukri, Kota Raja MP, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud, Seri Muda Assemblyman, Shuhaimi Shafiei.

Previously at the last Selangor State Assembly (DNS) sitting, an allocation of RM50 million was approved to combat flood problems in Selangor.

Dr Xavier said that MPK will take strict action against developers who do not follow building structure plans which do not provide sufficient channels for rain water drainage.

In the meantime, a work paper regarding the water retention pond for areas other than Klang, will readied to be brought before the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES).

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